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TMBBQ Fest 2014

Yesterday we held the fifth annual Texas Monthly Barbecue Festival. It was the biggest one yet with twenty-five pitmasters feeding thousands of hungry barbecue fans. If you made it out to enjoy the beautiful day, we thank you. If not, we’ll see you next year. Here are a few of the best moments from the festival: [View the story “TMBBQ Festival 2014″ on Storify]

BBQ News: 09/05 – 09/11

- A drone that delivers barbecue was spotted at a high school football game in Idaho. – An entire steer on a spit at Meatopia UK:   – Man Up Texas BBQ tried out the new Slab BBQ in Austin. – A full and complete guide to eating at Killen’s Barbecue in Pearland. – Brooks Place BBQ in Houston will be closed Oct. 26th thru Nov. 2nd 2014. – The Houston Chronicle profiled the Southern…

BBQ News: 08/29 – 09/04

- Kreuz Market in Lockhart claims former employee, Brian Thornton, quit and took company trade secrets with him. They’re still looking for him. – There is such a thing as BBQ flavored protein chips. – I just now came across this video of North Carolina’s Keith Allen making his barbecue. He is a man of barbecue principals: – A day in the life of la Barbecue in Austin. “The beef ribs, indeed, are sold out…

BBQ News: 08/22 – 08/28

- A woman in Dallas bought the former home of Sonny Bryan, but didn’t realize it until she found his old letters and Army rucksack in the attic. – The Houston Chronicle provides a vivid description of the fire that broke out at Hinze’s in Wharton, and describes the family’s future plans for a new barbecue joint. – How to make a 120 lb pastrami:   – The Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival comes to…

Woody the Pit Feeder

Around back at Opie’s BBQ in Spicewood is a contraption like none I’ve seen at a barbecue joint. They call it Woody, and it feeds mesquite logs into the fire at night. Kristin Ashmore is the co-owner of Opie’s. She lives close to the restaurant, so one of her duties was to feed the fire every few hours during the night. Her father took enough pity on her for all the interrupted sleep that he…

BBQ News: 08/15 – 08/21

- Jan Harding was poisoned at a Dickey’s BBQ in Utah after an employee mistakenly added sodium hydroxide into the sweet tea. – Dickey’s BBQ plans to open their 500th location before the end of the year. – I promise, you’ll miss the meat: You won’t even miss meat when you make this killer vegan BBQ sandwich recipe: http://t.co/Jpiz6zeWaj pic.twitter.com/xRZqYPDHGy — MUNCHIES (@munchies) August 16, 2014   – Austin Woman Magazine named their top 10…

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